Professor of Ancient and Modern Greek and Latin

Lund University, HT Faculties, Centre for Languages and Literature

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Joint Faculties of the Humanities and Theology have eight departments and carries out large and varied work within research and education with the purpose to understand people as cultural and social beings. The faculties have around 700 employees and around 4000 students.

The Centre for Languages and Literature at Lund University (SOL) is Sweden’s largest university department for languages, linguistics, literature and area studies. SOL provides a wide range of freestanding courses complemented with an increasing number of first and second cycle degree programmes. Housing 33 subjects and roughly the same number of PhD programmes, SOL is a solid foundation for broad and deep education and research, characterised by national and international visibility. SOL is managed by a board chaired by the Head of Department. The management also includes two assistant heads of department with special areas of responsibility. More than 250 people are employed and around 3 000 students, including around 100 PhD students, conduct their studies at SOL.

On the subject and the content of the position

Since 2005, Ancient and Byzantine Greek has had a professorship at 50% of full-time. The quantity and quality of the theses produced are of recognised high standard. Researchers in Ancient and Byzantine Greek frequently participate in international and Nordic contexts and have been successful in applying for external research funding. Recently, the focus has been on reception research, translation studies and Humanist Greek.

Modern Greek has an active research seminar. Lund University (LU) is the only one in the Nordic region that conducts research activities in Modern Greek. Researchers within the subject therefore collaborates with other disciplines at LU and with other higher education institutions, not least in Greece. The senior lecturers are responsible for managing a research journal with Byzantine and Modern Greek content and supervising linguistic and literary studies degree projects.

Latin has a high level of research activity and seminars with many external participants. The rate of theses submitted is also good. The researchers have an ongoing collaboration with Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, history of ideas, medicine and literary studies. Furthermore, the associate professor has in recent years participated in two major interdisciplinary projects at LU. Latin at LU strives to expand the interdisciplinary and interfaculty research collaborations.


As a research leader in the field, the professor’s main duty is to lead research activities. The duties of a professor of Ancient and Modern Greek and Latin include responsibility for the development of research and education and training at PhD level, (individual research, planning, participation in, and management of, research projects including applications for research funding, and teaching, supervision and course development in all cycles of study including at post-doctoral level. Active physical presence in the research environment is important.

The Greek language has a seamless continuity from ancient to modern Greek. The teaching at SOL covers this breadth and the professor will be responsible for research studies within the entire continuum. Within Ancient and Byzantine Greek, the professor will teach at all levels and supervise students and doctoral students regarding their academic papers. In Modern Greek, the professor shall assist other staff members in first and second cycle education and supervise doctoral students together with assistant supervisors. The professor is expected to develop joint seminars in Ancient and Modern Greek for research studies as well as joint courses at Master’s level. In Latin, the professor must be able to teach first and second cycle education. The professor is expected to participate in Latin research seminars and, whenever needed, assist the principal supervisor of Latin doctoral students.

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